Trudeau Gives In: Ends Emergency Powers

After faking a Wuflu scare and running from the truckers, Trudeau emerged as a little Tommy Toughass. He invoked the Emergencies Act in response to Canadians fighting for basic human rights.

Interestingly, he doubled-down by confiscating trucks and bank accounts. But now things have changed. Trudeau ended his stint as a puppet dictator. On Wednesday Trudeau revoked emergency powers used to dislodge trucker-led protests in Ottawa and blockades of border crossings to the United States. And he declared the crisis over.

“Today, we’re ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency,” the prime minister told a news conference. “Therefore, the federal government will be ending the use of the emergencies act.”

“The threat continues,” Trudeau said, but added it is no longer “acute.”

“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient to keep people safe.”

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The Emergencies Act passed in 1988.

However, this was the first time the government actually invoked its power. The act gives police more authority to head off blockades or protests. It even allows the government to go so far as to freeze bank accounts whether they are corporate or personal accounts. If this was a move from America’s congress, it would be a clear violation of our constitutional rights. I’m no expert in Canadian legislation. However, they do have a “Great Charter of Freedom” that supposedly protects the following rights:

    • Freedom of conscience and religion.
    • Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of speech and of the press.
    • Freedom of peaceful assembly.
    • Freedom of association.

I’m guessing the word “peaceful” is what gave Trudeau the room to invoke the Emergencies Act when it was clearly unnecessary.

The trucker situation was NEVER an emergency.

Trudeau tested the people to see how far they were willing to go. And while his legislature backed his dictatorial act, Trudeau read the writing on the wall. Before the Canadian Senate ruled on the legislation, Trudeau preempted the decision.

On Sunday, the last big rigs were towed out of the Canadian capital after a two-day police crackdown that saw nearly 200 arrests and dozens of vehicle seizures.

What’s next?

I’m willing to bet that Justin Trudeau committed a CLM: career-limiting mistake.

 

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